Cristiano Ronaldo is now the world's richest footballer after taking into account total earnings and revenue streams. He took over from David Beckham who wore the crown in 2013. His wealth is estimated at 148 million Euros. Beckham comes in second with his MLS franchise coming up, Eto'o is in 3rd thanks to his Russian contract, Rooney in 4th with his new £300k/wk contract while Ricardo Kaka completes the top five.
Neymar comes in 6th place thanks to his mega money transfer from Santos to Barcelona last summer, Ronaldinho; another Brazilian comes next, Zlatan Ibrahimovic with his big bucks coming from PSG in 8th, Gianluigi Buffon the legendary Italian goalkeeper in 9th while Thierry Henry currently in the MLS also completes the top 10. Thanks to the influx of foreign money into Europe's elite leagues, footballers are making big bucks. I should lace up my boots soon.
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